Feeds

Java bug burns Borg

Cisco tells users to patch RMI vuln

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Cisco has asked users of its Secure Access Control System 5.5 or lower to implement an urgent patch, as it has spotted several problems with its RMI implementation.

There are three independent bugs: one privilege escalation vuln (CVE ID CVE-2014-0649, here), an unauthenticated user access vulnerability (CVE 2014-0648 here), and CVE 2014-0650 (here) which is an operating system command injection vulnerability.

The first two, Cisco says, arise from “insufficient authentication and authorisation enforcement”. while the third is caused by “insufficient input validation”.

The Secure ACS products, part of the Borg's TrustSec solution, provides RADIUS and TACACS+ services for enterprise networks and VPN access.

The Java Remote Method Invocation system provides communication between ACS devices, using TCP port 2020 and 2030. This allows users to replicate confirmation information and data in multi-server environments.

In a separate note, Cisco advises that users can restrict access to these ports to trusted servers only, and can use Transit Access Control Lists to drop packets trying to exploit the vulnerabilities, while the Cisco ASA 5500. the ASA module for the Catalyst 6500, or the firewall services module for the Catalyst 6500 and 7600 can all be deployed to mitigate the risk.

The Borg states that the problem was discovered during internal testing. The update is available here. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
More alleged private, nude celeb pics appear online
Home Depot ignored staff warnings of security fail laundry list
'Just use cash', former security staffer warns friends
Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers
Step One: try default passwords. Step Two: Repeat Step One until success
UK.gov lobs another fistful of change at SME infosec nightmares
Senior Lib Dem in 'trying to be relevant' shocker. It's only taxpayers' money, after all
Who.is does the Harlem Shake
Blame it on LOLing XSS terroristas
Snowden, Dotcom, throw bombs into NZ election campaign
Claim of tapped undersea cable refuted by Kiwi PM as Kim claims extradition plot
Freenode IRC users told to change passwords after securo-breach
Miscreants probably got in, you guys know the drill by now
THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug
Metasploit module gobbles KitKat SOP slop
BitTorrent's peer-to-peer chat app Bleep goes live as public alpha
A good day for privacy as invisble.im also reveals its approach to untraceable chats
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.